Board of Directors
The East Bay Community Energy Board of Directors is made up of an elected official from each of the participating jurisdictions and one representative (non-voting) from the Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Our Board meets once a month and all meetings are open to the public. Visit the Public Meetings page for more information about the Board’s meetings.
The Board sets rates and determines the mix of power sources. You can view a copy of the final Joint Powers Authority agreement here.
EBCE’s Board of Directors has an Executive Committee that meets monthly. Members of the Executive Committee are indicated in bold.
|Alameda County||Supervisor Scott Haggerty||Supervisor Nate Miley|
|Albany||Mayor Nick Pilch||Council Member Peggy McQuaid|
|Berkeley||Mayor Jesse Arreguin||Council Member Kate Harrison|
|Dublin||Council Member Melissa Hernandez||Council Member Arun Goel|
|Emeryville||Council Member Dianne Martinez, Vice Chair||Council Member Scott Donahue|
|Fremont||Mayor Lily Mei||Council Member Vinnie Bacon|
|Hayward||Council Member Al Mendall||Council Member Elisa Marquez|
|Livermore||Council Member Trish Munro||Council Member Robert Carling|
|Newark||Council Member Mike Hannon||Mayor Al Nagy|
|Oakland||Council Member Dan Kalb, Chair||Council Member Rebecca Kaplan|
|Piedmont||Council Member Tim Rood||Council Member Jen Cavanaugh|
|Pleasanton||Council Member Jerry Pentin||Vice Mayor Kathy Narum|
|San Leandro||Council Member Ed Hernandez||Council Member Corina Lopez|
|Tracy||Council Member Dan Arriola||Council Member Veronica Vargas|
|Union City||Council Member Jaime Patino||Council Member Gary Singh|
|Community Advisory Committee (non-voting)||Mary Sutter, Chair||Jane Franch, Vice Chair|
Note: In 2019 the cities of Newark, Pleasanton, and Tracy adopted ordinances and resolutions to join EBCE’s Joint Powers Authority, and subsequently EBCE’s Board adopted a resolution to include those cities within EBCE’s Joint Powers Authority and service area, with customer enrollments to begin in 2021.
Community Advisory Committee
The Community Advisory Committee (CAC) consists of nine members plus two alternates appointed by the Board of Directors. The committee acts as a liaison between key stakeholders and our Board, holding public committee meetings on a regular basis. Visit the Public Meetings page for more information about CAC meetings.
About the Community Advisory Committee
The Community Advisory Committee was formed in 2016 as part of the East Bay Community Energy Joint Powers Authority and appointed by the Board of Directors to advise the Board on all subjects related to the operations of the Community Choice Aggregation program. The CAC gives the community a voice in its choice for electricity services, clean energy resource investments, and local energy projects.
EBCE strives to ensure a diversity of members and alternates based on location, population, work experience, and community interest.
Interested in Joining the Community Advisory Committee?
If you are interested in being a Community Advisory Committee Member or Alternate, please sign up below for email notifications of upcoming public meetings and events to be alerted when the application period is open.
EBCE encourages service-area residents or business owners who have owned/operated a business in the service area for at least 5 years, to apply.
Click to see the Community Advisory Committee Work Plan
|Name||Organization||Stakeholder Category||City of Residence|
|Rev. Ken Chambers||West Side Missionary Baptist Church||Environmental Justice/Low Income Advocate||Oakland|
|Anne Olivia Eldred||California Nurses Assoc./ National Nurses United||Labor Union/Public Health||Oakland|
|Jane Franch, Vice Chair||Numi Organic Tea||Business||Berkeley|
|Cynthia Landry||SEIU Local 1021||Labor Union||Oakland|
|Ric O'Connel||GridLab||Energy Advocate/Ratepayer||Berkeley|
|Monica Padilla||Silicon Valley Clean Energy||Energy Advocate/Ratepayer||Fremont|
|Mary Sutter, Chair||Grounded Research||Energy Advocate/Ratepayer||Hayward|
|Brinda Thomas||Stitch Fix, Inc.||Energy Advocate/Ratepayer||Oakland|
|Ernie Pacheco||Communication Workers of America, District 9, AFL-CIO||Labor Union||Hayward|
Leadership Team & Staff
Marketing and Account Services
Vice President, Marketing and Account Services
Director of Marketing
Senior Manager, Account Services
Business Account Services Analyst
Customer Care Coordinator
Public Engagement Manager